Tag Archives: Boating Industry

Elevate Virtual-First is live

Elevate launches Virtual-First

The second annual Boating Industry Elevate Summit in Atlanta is still a ways off, but the virtual component of Elevate is now live, providing a new engagement opportunity for marine industry leaders across the nation. Registering gives you access to exclusive content and presentations as well as the ability to connect and network with other recreational boating community members. In ...

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Boating Industry Consumer Panel wants you

Boating Industry Consumer Panel

Are you a boating enthusiast like us – somebody who looks forward to quality time on the water with family or friends as an exciting and/or relaxing escape from the rigors of daily life? If you answered “Yes” to that question, we’d like to invite you to help determine the future of boating, because there are boat makers, accessory manufacturers ...

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Virtual Elevate conference launches July 1

Elevate launches Virtual-First

Boating Industry's second annual Elevate Summit conference doesn’t get underway until November 16 – 18th in Atlanta, but the free virtual conference launches July 1. We are going to have data analysis and content and engagement from our speakers and research team, information about new and exciting products and services from our sponsors and more. If you think of Elevate ...

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2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. With nearly 100 nominations for this year’s Women Making Waves, choosing the highlighted women was no easy task. There is ...

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Boating Industry Elevate VIRTUAL conference launch

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit is launching with a new Virtual-First experience this July culminating with an in-person conference November 16-18, 2020. The goal of the Virtual-First and In-Person Event combination is to bring together marine leaders from around the country and to create conversations within the Community virtually and in-person. The Vitrual-First experience will launch on July 1, 2020 ...

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Boating Industry extends Top 100 application deadline

Boating Industry Top 100 logo

Boating Industry has announced the extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. With the original deadline approaching quickly and given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with a busy time of year for dealers, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for ...

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Some good news from the front lines

boat dealers

By David Gee A colleague who works as the editor at a sister publication recently went boat shopping to replace an aging pontoon at the family lake cabin. Since we are all hungry for news about “what it’s like out there” I thought I would share some of the anecdotes from his experience at the first dealer he went to. ...

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Captain Sandy Interview

Captain Sandy Yawn

In this Boating Industry Insider interview with David Gee, Below Deck Med Yacht Captain Sandy Yawn talks about her first exposure to boating, and then the yachting world, when she realized she could make a living in the maritime industry, her early struggles with substance abuse, and her industry advocacy and stewardship efforts.

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Collaboration and communication in the coronavirus era

Remote collaboration and communication

By David Gee Working remotely isn’t new. But being forced into it in such widespread numbers, and so suddenly, is. “And we are being pushed either over, or right straight through, that learning curve,” says Dr. Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD. “But in all fairness, the technology is not new. I have been studying remote ...

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Talking outboards with BRP’s Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker BRP Marine

The sale of outboard motors have gone up significantly in the past decade or so. In fact, before the COVID-19 crisis, outboards hit a 13-year high in terms of unit sales. Boating Industry editor-in-chief David Gee caught up with Tracy Crocker of BRP Marine at the Miami International Boat Show before anyone was talking about coronavirus to discuss what has ...

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